Category: Insects

What do ticks look like?

Ticks are small arachnids. Ticks require blood meals to complete their complex life cycles. Ticks are scientifically classified as Arachnida (a classification that includes spiders). The fossil record suggests ticks have been around at least 90 million years. There are over 800 species of ticks... more
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You can protect yourself against ticks

Know where the critters camp out. Ticks often reside on the foliage that borders meadows. Deer like to graze in the open grassy areas, says Dr. Krause, but also linger in the surrounding wooded outskirts so they can run away if a predator suddenly appears. As for the ticks? They’re just following... more
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Stink Bug Habits

In general, adult stink bugs feed on fruits and nymphs feed on leaves, stems and fruit. The life cycle of brown marmorated stink bugs generally involves mating, reproducing and feeding from spring to late fall. Upon the onset of cold weather, stink bugs seek shelter to spend... more
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Yellow Jacket Stings & Avoiding Yellow Jackets

Yellow Jackets are aggressive and its sting is usually painful. But some people can suffer severe allergic reactions. Prevent wasp stings by avoiding them or by removing sources of food. Allergic reactions to yellow jacket bites include dizziness, nausea, stomach cramps, digestive problems,... more
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It’s that time of year again, stink bugs?

The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) is considered an invasive species, or a pest of foreign origin, as it was introduced to the United States from Eastern Asia in the mid-1990s. It is also referred to as the yellow-brown or East Asian stink bug. The stink bug earned its name from its... more
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Buzzing Facts about Yellow Jackets

Yellow jackets are wasps 1/2 to 1 inch long and have yellow and black stripes. They are aggressive. Their sting is usually painful and mildly injurious. Although, they are not very dangerous, but significant precaution should be taken when you see one. Here are some worth knowing interesting... more
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Stink Bug Control and Prevention

To prevent stink bugs from entering homes and buildings, seal cracks around windows, doors, siding, utility pipes, behind chimneys, and underneath the wood fascia and other openings. Typical entry points include around door and window frames, electrical outlets, light switches, ceiling fans,... more
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Wasps Thrive in Late Summer and Autumn

Wasps are Back by (Un)Popular Demand For some, the end of summer may mean the end of flip-flops and lazy days by the pool, but it certainly does not signal the end of wasp season. In fact, at this point in the season, wasp populations are reaching their largest numbers, having had the entire... more
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Fruit Fly Prevention

Looking to get rid of fruit flies in the home? Fruit flies are best prevented through vigilant sanitation practices. To exercise proper fruit fly management, remove kitchen trash daily, and keep counter surfaces clean. By: National Pest Management... more
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5 Tips to Enjoy a Pest-Free Backyard BBQ

With the welcome arrival of long sunny days, people across the country will be gathering outdoors to partake in summertime fun. However, nothing ruins a backyard barbecue like pests! Apply an Insect Repellent Most mosquitoes are most active at dusk and dawn, so if planning a barbecue before... more
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